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Bumps near my nipples?

I had small bumps near my right nipple. After pregnancy and breastfeeding, they are bigger bumps now. I don't feel comfortable to show my boobs to my husband any more. Can I remove them? By dermatologist or plastic surgery?


Asked by Anonymous at 2:01 AM on Jun. 23, 2011 in Health

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Answers (4)
  • I do not think you can. They're called Montgomery Tubercles and they're used to secrete natural oils to help protect your nipples.

    I know you can keep them from getting inflamed by keeping sweat off your breast and by wearing cotton bras.

    Answer by Gingerwheel at 2:08 AM on Jun. 23, 2011

  • I had one and it went away! Dont worry!

    Answer by ljmommy1211 at 2:46 AM on Jun. 23, 2011

  • I had one too, and it lasted a year or so and then disappeared forever - that was like 15 years ago. If you gently squeeze it you may be able to get the oil out and it will go down, but be careful not to damage the surrounding tissue with excessive squeezing. They certainly do not require plastic surgery or anything drastic.

    Answer by judimary at 4:24 AM on Jun. 23, 2011

  • They should go down over time.

    Answer by wmbeener at 9:06 AM on Jun. 23, 2011